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  1. cdayo's Avatar
    Not really, as Skype and WeChat are silent. They do have access to a sound API when giving notifications/ in a call/ in-app sounds.
    Indeed
    04-21-2014 05:09 AM
  2. Connor Price's Avatar
    If you lock your phone, and then click the unlock button, you can hear the hiss. Strange.
    04-21-2014 05:10 AM
  3. iAdrian23's Avatar
    It happens on my HTC 8X as well (the sound on WA)
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    04-21-2014 05:41 AM
  4. Yong Leng Ng's Avatar
    Damn this is happening to me too. No wonder whatsapp uses so much battery on my phone. Using a lumia920
    04-21-2014 05:53 AM
  5. borasar's Avatar
    well here is hoping that BBM gets released soon and has a solid app, i'm getting tired of waiting for WA to finish their beta testing
    cdayo likes this.
    04-21-2014 06:42 AM
  6. cdayo's Avatar
    well here is hoping that BBM gets released soon and has a solid app, i'm getting tired of waiting for WA to finish their beta testing
    Or telegram
    04-21-2014 06:58 AM
  7. Adriaan NL's Avatar
    Or telegram
    Yeah, though WhatsApp's interface is very good, it's the same as the text app - plain and simple. Nice and dark as well.
    04-21-2014 07:45 AM
  8. Jen Sanko's Avatar
    Also happens on my Lumia 822
    04-21-2014 07:58 AM
  9. yaro da yaar's Avatar
    Experiencing same thing with minion rush and temple run. I'm using 720, i think sound is coming due to battery usage.
    04-21-2014 08:14 AM
  10. decentdude02's Avatar
    does that only happens in Windows Phone 8.1? I've 920 with WP8.
    04-21-2014 08:32 AM
  11. wpgeek820's Avatar
    does that only happens in Windows Phone 8.1? I've 920 with WP8.
    Yup. My 820 with 8.1 does this.
    04-21-2014 08:34 AM
  12. yaro da yaar's Avatar
    does that only happens in Windows Phone 8.1? I've 920 with WP8.
    Only you can tell, do you experience this in wp8. Some app which produces constant low intensity sound from speaker are WhatsApp, Nokia Camera, FB messenger, Temple run, Minion Rush. I think everybody in wp8.1 experiencing this as my 11 friends who have Lumia phones are also experiencing this and they have all models ranging from 520 to 1520.
    04-21-2014 08:37 AM
  13. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    does that only happens in Windows Phone 8.1? I've 920 with WP8.



    8 and 8.1





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    04-21-2014 09:20 AM
  14. acewing905's Avatar
    Lumia 525 user here, and though I only tried WhatsApp so far, I can hear it too, quite clearly. It's certainly not normal.
    04-21-2014 09:24 AM
  15. ryansstuff's Avatar
    Tweeted Joe Belfiore about the issue, Will replay if any answers.

    BTW i am getting the same, may explain while running the screen on it using a lot of batter the sound module not shutting down correctly or apps are leaving it open by mistake.
    04-21-2014 02:01 PM
  16. majortom1981's Avatar
    I have a lumia 1020 with 8.1 preview and it does NOT do this
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    04-21-2014 02:42 PM
  17. josh715m's Avatar
    Same here, Lumia 925 & WP 8.1. I can hear some buzz through the speaker while using WhatsApp, but only when inside the "conversation screen". It doesn't happen with facebook messenger or MetroTube...
    04-21-2014 03:26 PM
  18. cdayo's Avatar
    Same here, Lumia 925 & WP 8.1. I can hear some buzz through the speaker while using WhatsApp, but only when inside the "conversation screen". It doesn't happen with facebook messenger or MetroTube...
    Happens in the three I've tested (WhatsApp, fb messenger and Nokia camera) - but it seems to be loudest in WhatsApp.

    I hope everyone turns up their volume before testing this.
    04-21-2014 04:45 PM
  19. Alienhead95's Avatar
    Can confirm the same behavior on a Lumia 1520
    04-21-2014 04:47 PM
  20. osoalex's Avatar
    Same here, not only with WhatsApp, but Nokia Camera too.
    04-21-2014 06:39 PM
  21. anon(5725119)'s Avatar
    This happens on my brother's 620, but not my 810.
    04-21-2014 06:44 PM
  22. Jazmac's Avatar
    What? I never had a phone with that problem. It just sounds CHEAP! And it has nothing to do with radiation. Its another sound...


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    I have. Its not a problem as long as your cell phone is not too close to the cordless phone while you're on it. One of the things I do at work is talk on the phone, a lot. Usually, when a cell phone on their end is close by, you can hear the buzzing sound. If my phone rings, the buzzing escalates. Pretty common stuff and I'm a little bit surprised, you've never encountered it. Maybe its just a US AT&T thing since I suspect you are in Germany.
    04-21-2014 08:17 PM
  23. Qtweeder's Avatar
    "staticgate" you heard it here first ;)
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    04-21-2014 08:20 PM
  24. Jazmac's Avatar
    I hope you're joking. No other mobile operating system has this problem so why must we just 'hack it'? Haven't we ' hacked' enough already (until 8.1 update anyway)? And this has nothing to do with the cellphone being close to a landline or speaker.
    I have no earthly idea what you're talking about hacking it so you'll have to clue me in lol. But until we get beyond this conjecture of what this sound could possibly be, its impact or if it is at all a cause for concern, for me is much ado about nothing. Not even the OP has submitted any kind of research as to what the origins of this is beyond, "hey, do you hear a sound?" Hearing a sound caused by a radio waves isn't breaking news. Radio frequencies does have sound. Welcome to EMR. If anything this kind of thing happens because this preview is, as I've said a number of times, full of debug code transmitting like crazy to Redmond of how we use 8.1. I think Microsoft wants to get this right so this is our contribution.
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    04-21-2014 08:46 PM
  25. acewing905's Avatar
    I have no earthly idea what you're talking about hacking it so you'll have to clue me in lol. But until we get beyond this conjecture of what this sound could possibly be, its impact or if it is at all a cause for concern, for me is much ado about nothing. Not even the OP has submitted any kind of research as to what the origins of this is beyond, "hey, do you hear a sound?" Hearing a sound caused by a radio waves isn't breaking news. Radio frequencies does have sound. Welcome to EMR. If anything this kind of thing happens because this preview is, as I've said a number of times, full of debug code transmitting like crazy to Redmond of how we use 8.1. I think Microsoft wants to get this right so this is our contribution.
    1. This is the final build. Development continues on Windows Phone 8.1; final build expected April 14th - Neowin
    2. This sound is coming out of the speaker and can be controlled by the volume control. The sounds you describe (not that they ever happen in modern mobile phones outside taking calls) don't work that way.
    04-21-2014 09:14 PM
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